Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday was a busy day! Colby had school so after we dropped him off Austin and I went to breakfast. This has sort of become our "new thing". The days Austin is off and Colby goes to school we go on a breakfast date. We have tried many different places all over town. Its been fun doing something a little different like that! Afterwards we came back home so Austin could help our friend Josh with some furniture. We actually gave our guest room furniture to them. We have been wanting to get rid of it for awhile. For one thing it was big and bulky for that room. The furniture came with the house which was great when we first moved in b/c we had no guest room furniture but now as we are thinking of having baby number 2 sometime in the future we knew it would have to go anyways. We are also in the process of turning Colby's nursery into a big boy room. We have bunk beds ordered and we already took his crib and changing table out. Therefore, we needed a place to put these things. We did put the crib in storage but we figured the changing table we could just leave in the room for storage right now. After picking Colby up from school we spent some time relaxing around the house before our dinner plans. Austin made reservations for us to eat out at Des Familes. This is our "traditional birthday" place. I have been eating there for my b-day for many years. Austin and I continued the tradition even after having Colby. Although this was the first year we would go as a family. We went 2 years ago just us b/c Colby was a baby and we didn't know how enjoyable our dinner would be. Last year we just went to get Mexican though b/c Austin worked on my b-day and we just didn't have as much time. So this year being as Colby is 2 1/2 and we figured he would do ok plus it would be nice to celebrate as a family so we all went. Considering his age I think he did pretty well. This was his first semi nice restaurant to eat at. It was fun getting kinda dressed up and heading out though. Colby especially enjoyed running around on their patio/deck that overlooks the swamp. He had a blast spotting alligators and fish too! After dinner we came home for some b-day cake!
Wednesday was my actual b-day. Originally we thought Austin would be working that day so we had nothing "special" planned. I had to go grocery shopping anyway so we went to Walmart the 3 of us. After arriving and spending a short amount of time there we realized why we don't shop there! It was way more stressful! It might be a little cheaper but not worth the stress! We did get what we needed for the week though. But I was so happy to get out of there! The rest of the day we spent relaxing before church. Once again church was already on our calendar so nothing changed since it was my b-day. We have been enjoying going on Wednesday nights. We hadn't really been since Colby was a baby. He loves it though! We always enjoy the family dinner time and then the prayer service. This week I got to go into church with Austin. My mom stayed and worked with the little ones in the nursery. I had planned a water activity for them. My mom said Colby ofcourse had a blast with that! They also got to go outside which she said he loved too!
I had a great week and it was so nice to have Austin home for 3 days straight! We always have fun when he's home and it creates special memories the 3 of us spending time together! The rest of the week Thursday and Friday were just me and Colby getting back into our routine. Thursday he had school and I had Bible Study. I am really enjoying getting to grow closer to God and some wonderful ladies from our church. Today we stayed home all day. We had an electrician coming so we had to stay in but it was honestly pretty nice. Colby and I rarely stay in all day so it was kinda nice to have that break. We played in the front and back yards and even did the water activity they did Wednesday night in the yard so I think he had fun!
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Monday Austin was still off. Colby spent Sunday night with my parents so we woke up that morning to go get Colby. I skipped Bootcamp and I felt a little guilty for doing so but between not getting to bed until after 1 that night and the losing the hour the night before and the fact that I hadn't seen Colby in almost 24 hours and the fact that Austin was off that last day I just couldn't make myself go! I hate that I missed though since now I have been out of excercise for 2 weeks. I know next week is going to be rough!
We picked Colby up and just came home and let him play in the backyard. Normally we would have taken him somewhere but we were gone all weekend so it felt good to come home. I think Colby enjoyed being home with his toys also. We worked in the flower beds making them spring like again. That afternoon we were even able to take a bike ride before dinner which was nice. We ordered po-boys out which was yummy! Colby loves ham and cheese ones and a couple fries. It was a treat for all of us!
Tuesday it was really back to reality for Colby and I. It was his first day back to school. I had to be up at 7 which normally isn't bad but felt soo early because of the time change. I did enjoy coming back home to a quiet house for a couple hours though. The morning was going great though until I left to get him. Well let me back up a minute...I sent Colby to school in undies for the first time. I talked with him about the importance of going potty. I sometimes think she is too shy to ask his teachers or if they ask him he tells them no b/c he is too busy playing. Although he hasn't had many accidents there b/c I send him in pullups but they are usually dry when he comes home. I even talked to the teachers and told them to make him go. He hasn't had an accident in months and wears undies everywhere else now even when we travel in the car. So onto picking him up: I left the house a few minutes early and thought I was doing really well when I remembered I forgot his juice. Well Colby always flips out when I do that...they only give them water at school so I always bring him a cup of juice to drink on the way home. So I figured ok well I have plenty of time to turn around and go get it. His school is only about 10 min from our house. So I turned around well ofcourse on the way home and the way back I hit every red light between here and there. I pulled into the school parking lot at 11:57 so I ran down the breeze way. I could hear they were already standing outside and Colby was yelling "MOMMY" quite loudly. He wasn't upset yet thankgoodness! So as he walks around the corner he is carrying a plastic bag and wearing different shorts. His teacher goes on to tell me he had an accident 30 minutes after being there...WHAT? I mean I wasn't mad at them or him but I was just thinking what happened....he wears undies all the time now and never pees on himself oh well I think we will go back to pullups for awhile!
Well the rest of the day was pretty normal we have been enjoying this wonderful weather though and getting outside and playing on Colby's playground!
Wednesday ofcourse was our grocery shopping day. I like that it falls on Wednesdays b/c even though I don't always enjoy going atleast its a morning we don't have to rush to be anywhere. We take it easy around the house then make our way there sometime before lunch. Its also a good day to have a low key morning b/c we go to church at night. Last night at church things went well. Austin didn't get off work though to meet us there which was a bummer. I had to work childcare. We decided to combine them b/c the mission friends leader is out of town plus we didn't have too many kids. Since the time change and the gorgeous weather I thought the best idea was to take them outside. They loved it. We had a 6 year old, two 4 year olds, a 2 year old, and a 1 year old. We also had a baby but he stayed in with one of the workers. Colby had a blast watching the bigger boys play he thought he could do everything they did. The RA's even came out and all 3 boys wanted to go play. Colby kept saying "go play" I was like baby you aren't quite big enough to play with those guys!
Today has been a good day. Its been busy. Colby had school then I had Bible Study. Our ladies at church have decided to do a daytime Bible study during the week. I was so excited because I have always wanted to attend a daytime study. Nights are just too hard right now. Between Austin's schedule and I hate running off at night anyway and leaving my family. Its in Kenner so its a long way from Colby's school. I enjoyed getting to be with various women of differing ages though from the church. I had to leave a little early though so that I could be back at Colby's school. He had a good day at school and now calls everyone by name and greets them when they come soo cute!
We also got to enjoy the outdoors for awhile. We are now waiting on Austin to get home so we can enjoy our Mexcian taco fiesta I prepared. I know he can't help it but its so frustrating anytime I cook big meals like this he's late. I hate that we have to eat a cold dinner. Anyway I am going to go ahead and let Colby eat and if Austin hasn't called by 7 I may eat too! I had a small lunch!
I am looking forward to the weekend although Austin isn't off but Colby and I am sure will find stuff to do keep us busy!
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
3 Year old Sunday School class
Friday, March 4, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Tuesday Colby had school. I was able to come home and get a few things accomplished which was great! I love days like that when I have a little while to breathe and also get things done without entertaining a toddler. He loves school and for that I am thankful. I am so glad we made the decision to put him in this year. He loves it and has so much fun and has learned a lot too!
Today was just our usual grocery shopping day...Wednesdays are usually low key. I like to keep them that way since we go to night church. This gives me time to do housework but also time to rest since we don't usually get in until almost 8 on Wednesday nights. I am looking forward to it though. I shouldn't have childcare tonight which will be nice to actually go in the service.
Church went well tonight. Colby did really well. It was just him and Zoe for Mission Friends in the younger room. The older kids though had a full house! My mom and Mrs. Jana worked in there and said they both did really well. I was glad I got to go sit in church it was a nice break since I have worked back there the last 2 weeks.